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HAMILTON TRUSTEES APPROVE TENURE


Nine Hamilton faculty members wererecently approved for tenure by the college's Board of Trustees. They are:Douglas Ambrose, history; David Bailey, geology; Sally Cockburn, mathematics;Ella Gant, art; Martine Guyot-Bender, French; Cheng Li, government; GregoryPierce, psychology; Edith Toegel, German; and Edward Wheatley, English.Appointments and promotions from assistant to associate professor will becomeeffective July 1.

Douglas Ambrose, History

A member of the Hamilton faculty since 1990, Ambrose earned hisbachelor's degree from Rutgers University, his master's degree from theUniversity of Rochester and his doctorate from the State University of New Yorkat Binghamton. Ambrose's articles have been published in several anthologies,and he is the author of Henry Hughes and Proslavery Thought in the OldSouth. In 1992 he received a Mellon Summer Research Fellowship from theVirginia Historical Society. The 1996 recipient of Hamilton's Excellence inteaching Award, he specializes in early American history, biography and the OldSouth.

David Bailey, Geology

Bailey joined the Hamilton faculty in 1990. He graduated with highhonors from Bates College, received his master's degree from DalhousieUniversity in Halifax, Nova Scotia and was awarded his doctorate fromWashington State University. A specialist in chemical signatures of volcanicrocks, he recently co-authored a National Science Foundation grant,"Enhancement of the Undergraduate Science Curriculum at Hamilton Collegethrough the Addition of an X-Ray Microanalysis System" that resulted in a$97,060 award to the college.

Sally Cockburn, Mathematics

Cockburn, a former secondary school math teacher in Botswana, earnedher bachelor's and master's degrees from Queen's University in Kingston,Canada, and her doctorate from Yale University. A specialist in linearalgebra, she joined the Hamilton faculty in 1991. She is a past presenter atthe Mathematics Association of America annual meeting, and her work has beenpublished in the Journal of Algebra.

Ella Gant, Art

Gant has been a member of the Hamilton faculty since 1991. She received aB.S. in art education from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, and anM.F.A. in studio photography from the University of Texas at Austin. Aspecialist in conceptual art and media, her video Get it Girl wasscreened at International Lesbian and Gay Film Festivals in the U.S. andEurope. Her newest video Dead Bees Buzzing was recently installed atthe University of Texas at Austin.

Martine Guyot-Bender, French

Guyot-Bender, a specialist in 20th century French literature andMagh-rebi literatures and cultures, joined the Hamilton faculty in 1991. Shereceived her bachelor's degree from the University of Metz in France, and hermaster's degree and doctorate from the University of Oregon. Guyot-Bender haspresented papers at the annual conference of the French Professors of America,the Berkshire Conference on Women's History and the Twentieth-Century FrenchStudies Colloquium. Her work has appeared in Homemaking: The Poetics andPolitics of the Home in Women's Writings.

Cheng Li, Government

As a fellow of the Institute of Current World Affairs, Li recentlyreturned to Hamilton after spending two years in China studying the politicaleconomy of the coast of China. Prior to joining the Hamilton faculty in 1991,he completed medical training at the Jing An Medical School in Shanghai and wasa practicing physician for several years. He received a master's degree incomparative literature from East China Normal University and holds a master'sdegree in Asian studies from the University of California at Berkeley, and amaster's degree and doctorate in political science from Princeton University.Li was the 1993 recipient of Hamilton's Excellence in Teaching Award.

Gregory Pierce, Psychology

Pierce, who specializes in social and personality psychology, has hadarticles published in numerous journals, including the Journal ofPersonality and Social Psychology and the Journal of Social and PersonalRelationships. He also authored and co-authored chapters for TheCommunication of Social Support: Messages, Interactions, Relationships andCommunity. A Hamilton faculty member since 1991, Pierce received hisbachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees from the University of Washington.

Edith Toegel, German

Born in Vienna, Austria, Toegel studied at the University of Vienna andearned her bachelor's and master's degrees at Tufts University and herdoctorate from the University of Washington. She has been a Hamilton facultymember since 1993, specializing in 19th and 20th century German and Austrianliterature and culture. Her articles have appeared in German Life andLetters, Oxford German Studies, Forum for Modern LanguageStudies and others. Her critical biography of the life of Marie vonEbner-Eschenbach, a 19th century Austrian writer, is forthcoming.

Edward Wheatley, English

Wheatley received his bachelor's degree from Rhodes College. He holdsa master's degree from the University of York and a master's degree anddoctorate from the University of Virginia. A spec

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